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it's an unbelievable deal. so why wait? act now, act now! like he said... ♪ making news in america this morning -- tea party shoot-out. >> the gop candidates took aim at front-runner, rick perry, in last night's debate. but were any of their shots strong enough to knock him off the top? then, an abc news exclusive. never-before-heard tapes of jackie kennedy, talking about life and death in the house.
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and supercomputer superstar. forget "jeopardy." how watson is now helping humans instead of outmarting them. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> and i'm rob nelson. his rivals tried hard to land a punch last night on rick perry. but the texas governor left this debate relatively unscathed. >> perry even got a few rounds of applause from the friendly tea party crowd. scott goldberg is joining us from w whington on more on the back andndorth of the candidates. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, tanya and rob. rick perry was the center of attention. the stage organizers had him in the middle of the stage. that put him in the perfect position to take shots from the other candidates. >> former massachusetts governor, mitt romney. >> reporter: almost like prize fighters entering the ring, eight republicans took the stage in front of 1,000 tea party
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supporters. and the candidate that took the most punches, the new front-runner, according to polls, rick perry. >> i think that social security is an essential program. >> you said if people did it in the private sector, it would be called criminal. that's in your book. >> reporter: perry's main opponent, the former massachusetts governor, who suggested the texas governor doesn't deserve credit for creating jobs. >> if you get four aces, that doesn'take you a better poker player. >> you were doing good until you talked poker. >> reporter: but perry also took a hit from michele bachmann, requiring young girls in texas to get a vaccination against cervical cancer. >> to have innoce 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection, through an executive order is just flatout wrong. reporter: former utah governor, jon huntsman, tried t. and jabbed romney, who wrote a book called "no apology."
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>> i don't know if that was written by kurt cobain or not. >> reporter: but the reference to the nirvana song, "all apologies" didn't exactly hit its mark. there are five other debates between now and the end of the year. >> miles to go. governor perry took heat for his policies as governor on immigration. he seems liberal xafred to the rest of the crowd, doesn't he? >> reporter: right. there's two positions that put him at odds with thehe other candidates. number one, as governor of texas, he signed a bill that would let the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. there are plenty of americans who wowod agree with these. but not necessarily voters in a republican primary. scott and tanya? >> scott goldberg, live in washington, thank you. in the abc news word cloud, we took a look at some of the words used most often.
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government, country, people, tax and going, were very popular words you can see there. >> there is the word bubble right there. what we don't notice, is the word palin, what she's going to do or not. she promised everyone by the end of the month, she's going to end the guessing games and say whether or not she is going to jump in. and if she was, the race gets that much wilder. >> much more interesting. republicans are begininng to take sides. tim pawlenty is endorsing mitt romney for president and will co-chair his campaign. pawlenty, a former candidate himself, says romney can turn the economy around. >> but louisiana governor, bobby jindal, is betting on rick perry. jindal says he's endorsing the texas governor because his record of creating jobs simply cannot be beaten. and president obama heads to ohio today,, trying to sell his new jobs plan to voters in the buckeye state. >> yesterday, the president urged republican lawmakers to put aside party affiliation and
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pass the $447 billion plan right >> this is a bill that will put people back to work all across the country. this is the bill that will help our economy in a moment of national crisis. this is a bill that is based on ideas from both democrats and republicans. and this is the bill that congress needs to pass. no games. no politics. no delays. >> despite that language, passage looks increasingly doubtful. paying for the plan would rely for a series 06 tax hikes on the wealthiest citizens and businesses in this country, that have all previously been rejected by republicans. al qaeda's new leader released a new tape to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary. the video is titled the dawn of imminent victory. it features previously unreleased photos of osama bin laden. al zawahiri, now tops the fbi's list of most-wanted terrorists. we could get a better
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reading of the current security risk set for a senate hearing today. the fbi director, homeland security secondary, and the counterterroriri director slated to testify. most. agencies tell abc news, after four days of highest alert, they have come up with no evidence of a planned terror plot. government meat inspectors are set to expand testing for e. coli. today, they look for just o o string of the bacteria. in march, they will look for six others that have increasingly been found to be making people sick. the new tests will be applied to beef trimmings used to make ground beef. but they may be expanded to other cuts and other meats coming up. a pilot study found that squirting insulin deep into the nose twice a day seems to slow or even reverse memory loss in
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patients with early stages of the disease. >> promising, though. now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. up to 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, in the midwest. showers from northern minnesota to michigan. severe storms, with hail and high winds, from new england to pittsburgh and cleveland. rain, hail and gust, storms in the desert southwest. thunderstorms from the sierra range into the rockies. >> 87 in boise. 76 in salt lake city. 95 in phoenix. dallas heats up yet again. at 105 today. 77 in kansas city. 73, detroit. and 68 in minneapolis. also some 80s from boston to atlanta. 90 in miami. coming up, secret tapes of jackie kennedy. find out where she wanted to be if there were a nuclear strike on america. and then, what levi johnston is now saying about the palins in his new tell-all book. and athletes acting badly. e stars getting in trouble on and off the field. khkhkhkhkhkhkh
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overseas markets are mixed, after jitters earlier over the european debt crisis. tokyo's nikkei average picked up 81 points today. hong kong's hang seng is down 836 points. in london, the ftse opened lower. on wall street, the dow gained 69 points yesterday. the nasdaq index was up 27. cutbacks are coming at the nation's largest bank. bank of america confirmed that it is on to eliminate at least 30,000 jobs. that's about 10% of its
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workforce, starting with consumer banking operation s hoe loans and even support operations. reuters finds a quarter of americans expect to spend less during the holidays this year. and more than half expect to spend more than they did last year. and there's more proof that gas prices were really high this year. we're on-track now to spend nearly $500 billion on gasoline. that's a new record. right now, the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular, is $3.65. that's almost a dollar higher than this time last year. and fund-raisers in britain have set a world record with the help of a real prince. harry helped traders raise money for charity in memory of colleagues who died at the world trade center. he closed a deal for 18 billion euros or $24 billion. the largest foreign currency trade ever. and harry got to meet supermodel
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e eva. >> i'm sure that was the highlight of the day. when we come back on this tuesday morning, a look at the highlights from last night's big kickoff of "monday night football." and 1 billion people tuned in to see a new miss universe crowned in brazil. ♪ [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪ ♪ with real fruit, more of the whole grains your body needs, and a good source of fiber. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day.
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yesterday, since congress was not in session on sunday. time for a look at road conditions. minor flooding on i-15, from montana to southern california. i-10, from palm springs to tucson. and i-40, from flagstaff to albuquerque. wet on i-75 and 95 in florida. slick later on, along i-90, from syracuse to cleveland. and i-70, from columbus, to pittsburgh. >> and if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in salt lake city, phoenix, las vegas and denver. and tomorrow, a new book ons out. one told from the point of view of the first lady. >> it's all based on audio recordings in an extraordinary interview that jackie kennedy gave after her husband's assassination. and abc news got an exclusive preview. diana alvear reports. >> he'd always come in before he went out to the office. >> reporter: it's jacqueline kennedy in her own words. her oral history in a series of recordings, never before heard, until this diane sawyer
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exclusive. the year is 1964. a recently widowed first lady describes her years in the white house. in one recording, jacqueline recalls begging her husband to let her stay with him, during the cuban missile crisis. >> even if there's not room in the bomb shelter in the white house, i said to him, please. i want to be on the lawn when it happens. i just want to be with you. and i want to die with you. and the children do, too. than without you. >> reporter: she also revealed her husband did not support a lyndon b. johnson presidency. >> it's funny because she was really fond of lyndon johnson. she found him really amusing and warm-hearted. >> reporter: daughter, caroline kennedy, compiled the unedited recordings in a new book. >> i can hear her voice in my mind. oh, i can't believe i said that. or i wish i added something or i changed my mind later. i think it's really important to realize the value as well as the limitations of an oral history.
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once you start making changes, what do you do? it's not my oral history. >> reporter: there are lighter moments, as well, that shows what life was like in the white house with young children. >> i always thought it was so funny, after people who used his bathroom, that men could use after dinner, because along his tub were all these little floating animals, ducks and pink pigs and things. >> reporter: diana alvear, abc news. >> and you can watch diane's exclusive "jacqueline kennedy, her words" tonight starting at 9:00 eastern, on abc. levi johnston writes in his new book that bristol palin was so angry her mother was pregnant, she decided to get pregnant, too. the controversial claim is one of many that johnston makesesn "deer in the hdlights," which is due out next week.
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retired slugger, manny ramirez, has been arrested and charged with battery, following a domestic dispute in his home in south florida. police say ramirez and his wife were arguing in their bedroom, when he slapped her face, causing her to hit her head on their head board. and tennis star serena williams has been slapped with a fine for her behavior at the u.s. open. shshhas been ordered to pay $200,000 for berating an umpire in her loss in the final match on sunday. not much, considering she earned $1.4 million for reaching the final. but williams was still on probation for a similar incident two years ago. so, the fine could still go up. and there were no displays of bad behavior at yesterday's men's final, however. novak djokovic duelled it out with defending champion rafael nadal, in a match of long and thrilling volleys. djokovic struggled on with a strained back. but still outplayed nidal in four sets. the victory was his first u.s. open title and capped a nearly perfect season. >> that was a great match. from the world of football, now, here's the gang at espn news, with the highlights from the doubleheader kickoff of "monday night football." >> good morning.
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cole wright here with your espn news update. if you like football, you're in luck. it was a double-dip on monday night. tom brady and the pats down in south florida taking on the dolphins. second quarter, tied at 7-7. brady, the shotgun. pats lead 14-7. third quarter, patriots still up. brady, completes to aaron hernandez. the pride of bristol, connecticut. he was making it rain with a one-yard score. pats up 21-13. patriots up, 31-17.elker. brady to wes welker. these guys go together like peas and carrots. brady, 517 yards passing, the fifth-most in league history. the patriots win big-time, 48 38-24, over the division rival, dolphins. moving along, new raiders head coach, hue jackson, taking on the broncos of denver on "monday night football." five seconds left in the half. raiders up three. sebastian janikowski from deep. 63 yards deep. wow. that ties an nfl record. raiders up 16-3, at the break. oakland up 16-13, on denver's
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38. darren mcfadden, the pride of arkansas. takes the handoff. gets down to the 1 yard line. the black and silver would score on the very next play. mcfadden, 22 carries, 150 yards. that's the most for the raiders in an opener. they get the win, 23-20.0. that's it for us. but don't forget, for the latete on the sports scene, tune into "the highlight express." a new beauty queen is sporting the new miss universe crown after outshining nearly 90 other women. in for the first time, the title went to miss angola. >> very nice. 25-year-old leila lopes, says she plans to focus on fighting hiv. she was asked about what she would change about her looks. her answer, not a thing because she considers herself endowed with inner beauty. >> she certainly has plenty of outer beauty, as well. >> classy answer. very nicely done. up next, the stories we'll be following today, from a
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rick perry holds a fund-raiser in tampa, before heading to an awards dinner in boston. newt gingrich screens his documentary with young republicans in tampa. and jon huntsman holds a town meeting in new hampshire. the senate holds a hearing to ask, are we safe, ten years after 9/11? the heads of the fbi, homelala security department, and national counterterrorism center have been summoned to testify. former president, george w. bush, teams up with secretary of state hillary clinton, to call for better cancer screening and treatment of women in developing cunning. cervical cancer is actually the third-most common cancer in the world. the census bureau releases a report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in 2010 when unemployment soared. it is expected to show that more people fell into poverty. and that the number of people with employer-provided insurance fell for the tenth-straight year. a special election is being held in new york city today to replace former congressman, anthony weiner. you probably remember this guy. weiner resigned after posting
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sending lewd photos on twitters. polls ahead of the election shows that the republican candidate is in first place. and if he wins, would be the first republican to win that seat in nearly a century. coming up later on "good morning america," troubling questions after a fan pulls out a stun gun and shoots two other people at halftime during the cowboys/jets game. >> how did he get it through the stadium's tight security? and more importantly, could this happen again? for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. wow. it's the mr. clean magic eraser bath scrubber.
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developing news n as residents are ordered to shelter in place as sheriff's deputies search for four teens that escaped from an east bay youth
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camp. developing news in iran about when two imprisoned hikers will be free from prison. lisa argen has our forecast. >> it's up at the 50s and 60s right now. not much in the way of fog. little u2, to start the morning. >> that's a good things. >> finally this morning, the next chapter of man versus machine. a new hire that has the medical world buzzing. >> you may remember watson, the supercomputer from his impressive performance, against ""jeopardy!'s"" top human jamps. now, he will be diagnosing and treating patients. more from david wright. >> a heartbreaking work of this? >> reporter: he's beaten ""jeopardy!'s"" best. >> that's right. >> reporter: now, watson is poised to make crucial decisions. it's the first time the ibm
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supercomputer has gotten a real job. >> dr. watson has been studying for many months. he's gone to medical school. >> reporter: anyone who has ever been a patient knows t tt the pitfalls in our system can put people in jeopardy. insurance companies may not pay claims. procedures can put people in the poor house. and even the best doctors have been known to make mistakes. so, is the what answer watson? watson can process 200 million pages of data in under 3 seconds. >> mri, if that's clean, cut her open and biopsy the leg. >> reporter: watson might not need to order so many expensive tests. >> i would hate to see an insurance company use watson to deny a claim. >> reporter: but even on " jeopardy!"" m kwt" watson has m mistakes. >> watson? >> what is chimese. >> that is
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